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BAA Oficial Charity 2019Date: Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Location: Hopkinton to Boston

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and its Marathon Strides Against MSŪ (MSAMS) team will once again field a team for the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019. As a charity partner of the Boston Athletic Association, we are grateful for the continued support from the BAA and the Boston Marathon community.

The 2018 MSAMS team raised more than $240,000. These necessary funds support MS research and programs and services for those living with MS. As a member of the MSAMS, your fundraising efforts make a huge difference to the individuals and families living with MS in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

2018  Boston Marathon Strides Team

The 2019 Marathon Strides team is no longer accepting applications for invitational runners. If you are interested in receiving notifications for the 2020 Marathon Strides Against MS team (pending acceptance with the Boston Athletic Association) please sign up here.

Are you a qualified runner? If you already have a bib number from the Boston Athletic Association and want to be part of Marathon Strides Against MS team, as a qualified runner, you may enjoy all of the benefits of the team and make a difference in the lives of those living with MS by raising a minimum of $1,000. You use the same Application Form, just chose "Qualified Runner" when you apply.

All Marathon Strides Against MS team members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Training plans and weekly Saturday run support from our team coach
  • MSAMS running singlet and running jacket
  • Team social gatherings, pre-marathon pasta dinner and post-marathon reception
  • Fundraising support and online tools

Boston Marathon Qualified Runner Procedure and Standards

For more information about the Marathon Strides Against MS team or how to participate, you can contact Samantha Weeks at, 1-800-344-4867.

Progress: 60.7572%

Goal $200,000.00 Achieved $121,514.30

Top Teams

Top Participants

  1 -  Wendy Brosse ($15,506.00)
  2 -  Dale Brown ($13,000.00)
  3 -  Zachary Cook ($12,515.00)
  4 -  Jan Fuller ($11,187.40)
  5 -  Rachel Silverman ($10,030.20)

Fueling Progress

We are the largest private funder of MS research in the world.
There are more therapies approved for treating MS — and more in the pipeline — than at any other time in history.
People affected by MS have access to more life-changing services than ever.